Charisse Carney-Nunes

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Charisse Carney-Nunes, writer, speaker and literary advocate, is the award-winning author of the children’s books, I AM BARACK OBAMA (2009), I DREAM FOR YOU A WORLD: A COVENANT FOR OUR CHILDREN (2007) and NAPPY (2006), as well as SONGS OF A SISTERMOM: MOTHERHOOD POEMS (2004). I AM BARACK OBAMA recently won a 2009 Honor Award from Skipping Stones Multicultural Magazine.

Charisse is the founder of a publishing company, Brand Nu Words LLC where she has sold over 25,000 books, and now concentrates on digital publishing. She is a senior officer of The Jamestown Project, an action-oriented think tank focusing on democracy; a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a schoolmate of President Obama, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where she was poet laureate.

Charisse is the Executive Producer of The Book Look, a featured blogger on the (African American Literature and Book Club), News One and elsewhere. She has served as a speaker or presenter for numerous national and regional organizations, and has appeared on Inside Edition, ABC News Now, CBS’s CW Network, Comcast’s CN-8, Radio One, and American Urban Radio Networks. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband of Harvey, and their daughter and son.

Read an interview with Ms. Carney-Nunes by The Brown Bookshelf Visit her website, where you may contact her for bookings and engagements. 

Charisse hosted the web based video series “The Lit Bit.”

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